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Saturday, December 30


NxtUp...Cinema

Dreamgirls

Quoted as the "gay man's Lord of the Rings", I see why. Costumes, make-up, set design, music. Everytime Jennifer Hudson sang I wept a bit (lie..a lot). It was such a treat. I saw the original as a yound adult and I enjoyed this in a different way. Jennifer Hudson carried that movie. OMG! I am such a fan of hers.

http://www.dreamgirls.dreamworks.com/

Friday, December 29



Original Post July 3
NxtUp...Cinema

Dreamgirls

Beyonce's new movie in December will
be a sublime holiday gift. I am hoping
a remake of Mahogany won't be far behind.

http://www.dreamgirls.dreamworks.com/

Thursday, December 28


From our house to yours...

Wednesday, December 27



NxtUp...Xmas Kitty

Our new baby, Katarina

"Many believe the Russian Blue is a natural breed originating from the Archangel Isles in northern Russia. Legend has these beautiful animals trapped for their plush double coats which are sometimes compared to the coat of a beaver or seal. Originally known as the Archangel Cat or Foreign Blue, it is believed that they were brought by sailors from the Archangel Isles to England and Northern Europe in the 1860s. Rumor also has the Russian Blue as a descendant of the Royal Cat of the Russian Czars and as a favored pet of Queen Victoria."

http://www.russianblue.info/links.htm

NxtUp...Xmas Kitty


Awwh!

Look at my 'supersweetstuffin', Echo Augustina Roland Castro-Pitts.

NxtUp...Photography

Astounding Photojournalism

Such a beautiful photo from such a bad situation. This was on the front of the NY Times & I thought it looked like a surreal Hieronymus Bosch painting or a staged
David LaChapelle photo similar to the one below.

http://www.nytimes.com

NxtUp...Photography

David LaChapelle

The artist/photographer has been a favorite of mine for a very long time. The NY Times photo from today is similar in some ways to the one I have posted to the right from an editorial piece he did for Italian Vogue. Check out his work at the jump below.

http://www.davidlachapelle.com

Tuesday, December 26



NxtUp...Travel

The 737

These new Boeing 737s have been on my "radar" for some time now. I hope I am luck enough to travel on one.

http://www.newairplane.com/737/

Friday, December 22



NxtUp...Comix

Wonder Woman!

This panel is so amazing. Check out this future Wonder Woman from Carlos Pacheco's current Superman run. The last issue of the Superman comic blew me away.

http://www.third-planet.com/

NxtUp...Gadgetz

Wooden Camera

The processed wooden material has the feel and grain pattern of natural wood and proves to be harder than engineering plastics such as ABS and polycarbonate resins.

http://www.photokina-show.com/

NxtUp...Plastics

Nature Fights Back

Go animals, go! Check out the latest 2007 series of the Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo set - Makutu the Yellow Eyed Penguin with torpedo belt - Oishi the Japanese Snow Monkey with Samuari sword and rock filled snowball - Candace the African Elephant with R.P.G. - Burnum the Platypus with titanium boomerang (LOVE the platypus). They also just launched a new set of pins. Pics of their furry hoodie and various badges below…

http://www.rocketworld.org/iwg/the_members.htm

Thursday, December 21


NxtUp...Nature

Giant Panda

The giant panda, long a symbol of the world’s endangered species, is no longer threatened with extinction, according to China’s foremost expert.

NxtUp...Architecture

Solar Powered Skyscraper

The Time Residences Tower a solar powered skyscraper that will use the electricity thus generated to rotate through 360 degrees.” Tav Singh, director of Dubai Property Ring said, “We didn’t want to build just another building or tower, we wanted to create something unique - a precious place to live - a genuine contender to be one of the great buildings in the world.” The Time Residences tower will offer 200 expensive apartments; Singh said “they want to build many more such towers, with one for every time zone.”

Tuesday, December 19



NxtUp...Nature

A New Species

Jungle secrets: 52 new species found in Borneo's 'Lost World'...More than 50 new species of animals and plants that have never been seen before have been discovered in a 'Lost World' on the island of Borneo in just 18 months, say scientists.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk


NxtUp...Board Games

"War on Terror"

You can fight terrorism, you can fund terrorism, you can even be the terrorists. The only thing that matters is global domination - err, liberation

http://www.waronterrortheboardgame.com

Monday, December 18


NxtUp...Casa

Poldo Como

"Pushing the naturally flamboyant Rococo style to a new level, this high-gloss lacquer piece injects a wild splash of colour into a contemporary interior."

http://www.conranshop.co.uk


NxtUp...Architecture

Oil Lamp Building?

Scheduled for completion by the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a gigantic tower shaped like an oil lamp will soon be the centerpiece of China's "lighting capital" Guzhen. They wanted a monument that would be as fitting a symbol for their city as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. The $38 million Century Giant Lamp Tower will stretch 430,560 square feet over 48 floors, with an immense glass chimney on which an array of images will be projected at night from inside. With an observation deck at its crown, the building has a base that will contain shops, restaurants, and a museum to document 'humanity’s quest for light against darkness.'

Sunday, December 17



NxtUp...SNL

"D*#k in a Box"

This is an instant SNL classic moment. It will live on forever on the net.

http://www.youtube.com

Thursday, December 14


NxtUp...Casa

Vintage Glam

This chair is so fantastic to me.

http://www.jaysonhome-garden.com

Wednesday, December 13


NxtUp...Bamn

The Automat is back!

Last seen in America in an old Doris Day movie. I posted one of the many that I saw in Europe. Now, NYC has a new one.

Bamn provides tasty, inexpensive, real food for people on the go. It's the return of the automat, filled with bite-sized burgers, mac & cheese, pizza, chicken strips, grilled cheese, hot dogs, pork buns, and lots of other great stuff - made fresh throughout the day.

http://www.bamnfood.com

Monday, December 11



NxtUp...WTF!

Tent City

Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, will soon become one of the coolest cities in the world. Why, you ask? Because they're planning to build a 500-foot-high "tent" over the entire metropolis to keep it warm in the winter. It'll be made from a special material that absorbs sunlight to give the effect of summer year-round, allowing lucky Kazaks to play tennis and go swimming while the rest of Eastern Europe is stuck bundling up and trudging through snow.


http://www.gizmdo.com

Sunday, December 10


NxtUp...Nature

A New Species

A new type of crab with a furry appearance, found near Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean, was so unusual it warranted a whole new family designation, Kiwaidae.

Wednesday, December 6



NxtUp...The Holidays

My Cousins, Maddox & Chase

My baby cousins are looking good! When I was much younger, I would babysit these twins dad, Henry and his twins sister, Laura.

Fashion runs in our 'jeans'. The boys mom, Amy, has excellent taste.

http://www.maddoxnchase.iblogs.com/

NxtUp...OMG! (literally)

Men of the Catholic Church Calendar

I posted about this after my return from Italy. Now it is sold on-line and you can see the other images in the link below.

http://www.calendarioromano.co.uk

NxtUp...Celebz

Rhianna

OMG! Rhianna is my girl!

Tuesday, December 5



NxtUp...Accessories

Faux Bois Sunglasses

Dayumit. I have had it in my head that I wanted a pair of faux bois sunglasses since before Eric & I went to Italy. I looked all over there for a cheap pair. These John Varvatos at Barney's are not cheap. Maybe Target will follow with a cheap pair.

http://www.barneys.com


NxtUp...Illusion

Orange Office

Don't even think that I would not like to live or work here.

http://mightyillusions.blogspot.com/2006/03/3d-painted-rooms-illusion.html

Thanks for the link BFF, Liz.


NxtUp...Accessories

Burberry Boarding Bag

Dayum. This grey bag is so nice.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com


NxtUp...Kidz

Puzzle

Wow this is cute for kids.

http://www.sonsanddaughtersinc.com/

NxtUp...Design

Periodic Chart

This is fun. Follow the link to see larger image.

http://www.theodoregray.com/

Monday, December 4


NxtUp...Engineering

World's Largest Ship

Emma Mærsk: The Largest Cargo Ship in the World. Emma Mærsk is the largest container ship ever built, and the longest one in use today. The ship’s five engines weigh 2,300 ton and are capable of generating 110,000 horsepower. It has a capacity of over 11,000 containers.

http://www.jtashipphoto.dk